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Casa Estrella: Palm Springs Moroccan Style by Thomboy Properties

Casa Estrella, the latest property to be revitalized by Thomboy Properties, provides a glimpse into the design highlights to come for the 2018 Spring Modernism Show. The stunning residence, designed in 1975 by architect Hall Lacy, boasts an extraordinary 5,000 square feet located on a corner lot in the Indian Canyons neighborhood of Palm Springs.

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Casa Estrella Entrance. Front doors painted DET419 Pink Dahlia. Home exterior painted DET648 White Picket Fence


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Casa Estrella interior courtyard. Home exterior painted DET648 White Picket Fence


Majestic, custom-carved, 10-foot-high, double-entry doors painted in DET419 Pink Dahlia comprise the first highlight you see upon entering the property. This deep fuchsia hue draws you into the home, where an open floor-plan awaits — complete with a sunken living room and bar, a media room, four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a stunning interior courtyard complete with pool and spa. Using Dunn-Edwards colors and product lines, bold hues, paired with easy and refreshing whites, complete the aesthetic.

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Casa Estrella sunken living room and bar. Shiplap whitewashed using DEW340 Whisper. Fireplace painted DEW340 Whisper


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Casa Estrella dining area. Shiplap whitewashed using DEW340 Whisper. Focal wall painted with Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year DET544 The Green Hour


Jackie Thomas and DeeAnn McCoy of Thomboy Properties, own the property and realized its potential before embarking on this design journey. “We got a notification from Redfin alerting us that the house had just received a significant price reduction,” the couple shared in a recent interview. “Not only were we surprised that it had been reduced but we were surprised to learn that it had been on the market for about four months. How had we overlooked this gem? We immediately reached out to our agent and drove back from Idyllwild the next day to see the house.”

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Casa Estrella media room. walls painted DE6348 draw your sword. Doors painted DE6349 Edge of Black


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Casa Estrella guest suite. Accent wall painted DET419 Pink Dahlia. Door painted DE6349 Edge of Black


With a Palm Springs layout and Moroccan styling highlighted throughout the interior and exterior, taking
time to be open to the possibilities of what the home could be was key to the design success. “We had to spend a fair bit of time listening and being in the space to decide which elements and features of
the architecture we wanted to elevate and use as part of our design ethos,” they stated.

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Casa Estrella master bedroom. Walls painted DEW382 Faded Gray


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Casa Estrella kitchen. Ceiling painted DEW380 White


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Casa Estrella master bathroom. Walls painted DEW395 Heirloom Shade


To learn more about Thomboy Properties, visit thomboyinc.com. To see past Dunn-Edwards/Thomboy Properties collaborations, read more about the Rennick House and Sierra Way. To read more on the upcoming 2018 Spring Modernism Week, visit modernismweek.com.

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Casa Estrella interior entry. Shiplap whitewashed using DEW340 Whisper. Doors painted DE6349 Edge of Black. Dining room focal wall painted Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year DET544 The Green Hour


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Casa Estrella guest bathroom. Accent wall painted DET419 Pink Dahlia


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Photography courtesy of Fred Moser. Find Fred on Instagram @fredbaby13.